Brophy football

Football program hires former NFL quarterback, seeks revival
Photo by Edwin Perez ’18 | Jon Kitna was hired as the new coach and was introduced to coaches, players and faculty members for the first time on Feb. 19. By Josh Belgrad ’19 THE ROUNDUP Brophy announced the hiring of new head football coach Mr. Jon Kitna on February 15th. Kitna played in the NFL for 16 years and recently coached at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Washington. Athletic…
Pittenger’s 3 TDs lead Brophy to 1st round playoff win
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Noah Pittenger ’17 runs for a 23-yard touchdown to put Brophy up by 10 with 3 minutes remaining. Brophy defeated Pinnacle 52-42 in the first round of the playoffs Friday Nov. 4 at Phoenix College Brophy 52 Pinnacle 42 By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP Noah Pittenger ’17 ran for 294 yards and three touchdowns Nov. 4 at Phoenix College to defeat the Pinnacle…
Brophy defeats Desert Ridge, advances to state semi-finals
Photo by Matthew Montes ’15 | Brophy’s Jack Haddon ’15 runs a blocked kick in for a touchdown Nov. 14. Brophy defeated Desert Ridge 21-7 in the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs. Brophy 21 Desert Ridge 7 By Chase Bayless ’15 & Henry Erlandson ’16 THE ROUNDUP Despite not scoring in the second half, Brophy was able to come away with a win at home Nov. 14 against Desert…
Former player reflects on coach’s ‘Shear’ brilliance
By Jack Hutt ’14 THE ROUNDUP After 15 seasons—six of them undefeated—Mr. Shear finished his career earlier this fall as head freshman football coach with a record of 121-13-1. “Mr. Tim Sanford and the principal at the time wanted me to take over the program, and that is what I did,” Mr. Shear said. Based on my own experience playing under him as a freshman in 2010, it is not…
Under Armour sponsorship provides athletes with cutting-edge uniforms
By Jonathan M. Gornet ’14 THE ROUNDUP As the Brophy Broncos walked onto the field during the Aug. 5 game against Santa Margarita on national TV, their bright red jerseys flashed, the same way that the Brophy Red Army flashed from the stands. It was the new jerseys that the Brophy football players were wearing, that were offered to Brophy from Under Armour. It was a “nice opportunity,” said Mr.…
Brophy ‘six inches from winning’ against Mountain Pointe

By Tyler J. Scott ’12
THE ROUNDUP

The Broncos fell to Mountain Pointe 13-12 Nov. 19, knocking Brophy out of the playoffs in the second round for the second year in a row.

The game started well for Brophy when the Pride fumbled the opening kickoff and it was recovered by Jake Faust ’12 of the Broncos on the the 30-yard line.

After a Fred Gammage ’12 third down conversion pass to Matt Auran ’13 for 23 yards, Josh Dennard ’11 punched it in for a touchdown.